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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Weather ~ Mowing/Brush Hogging ~ Picture of the Day ~ Butch Cassidy ~ Crockpot Peachy Dump Cake ~ National Teacher Appreciation Day

Good 45º clear sunny morning. 

Yesterday we topped at 90º. What was weird, I had a call from my daughter Kristen down in So. Cal and it was dark, cloudy, and raining down there! Seems like always the opposite, when it is dark and raining here it's bright and sunny and hot down there!
Yesterday I got off my butt and did some mowing in my front yard and the back yard. Such a joy. Then later after he got off work, Dave came back to do more brush hogging in the pastures. He was here from 5:30 til just about 9pm.... totally dark by then. 
Picture of the Day ... shared by Steve Geon (Wilsonite and LAPD ret.)

Interesting about Butch Cassidy...

Robert Leroy Parker (April 13, 1866 – November 7, 1908), better known as Butch Cassidy, was an American train robber and bank robber, and the leader of a gang of criminal outlaws known as the "Wild Bunch" in the American Old West.

Parker participated in criminal activity for more than a decade at the end of the 19th century, but the pressures of being pursued by law enforcement, notably the Pinkerton detective agency, forced him to flee the country. He fled with his accomplice Harry Alonzo Longabaugh, known as the "Sundance Kid", and Longabaugh's girlfriend Etta Place. The trio traveled first to Argentina and then to Bolivia, where Parker and Longabaugh are believed to have been killed in a shootout with police in November 1908; the exact circumstances of their fate continue to be disputed. Parker's life and death have been extensively dramatized in film, television, and literature, and he remains one of the most well-known icons of the "Wild West" mythos in modern times.
George Parker 
George Cassidy 
Lowe Maxwell 
James "Santiago" Maxwell 
James Ryan 
Butch Cassidy
Butch Cassidy's first criminal offense was minor. Around 1880, he journeyed to a clothier's shop in another town but found it closed. He entered the shop and stole a pair of jeans and some pie, leaving a note promising to pay on his next visit. The clothier pressed charges, but Cassidy was acquitted by a jury. He continued to work on ranches until 1884, when he moved to Telluride, Colorado, ostensibly to seek work but perhaps to deliver stolen horses to buyers. He led a cowboy's life in Wyoming and Montanabefore returning to Telluride in 1887 where he met Matt Warner, the owner of a race horse. Cassidy and Warner raced the horse at various events, dividing the winnings between them.

Cassidy's first bank robbery took place on June 24, 1889 when he, Warner, and two of the McCarty brothers robbed the San Miguel Valley Bank in Telluride, stealing approximately $21,000 (equivalent to $586,000 in 2018), after which they fled to the Robbers Roost, a remote hideout in southeastern Utah.

In 1890, Cassidy purchased a ranch on the outskirts of Dubois, Wyoming. This location is across the state from the notorious Hole-in-the-Wall, a natural geological formation and a popular hideout for outlaw gangs, including Cassidy's during the era. It is possible that Cassidy's ranching was a façade for clandestine activities, perhaps with Hole-in-the-Wall outlaws, as he was never financially successful at it. His ranch used the "unmistakable brand" of "Reverse-E, Box, E".
In early 1894, Cassidy became involved romantically with outlaw and rancher Ann Bassett. Her father was a rancher who did business with Cassidy, supplying him with fresh horses and beef. That same year, Cassidy was arrested at Lander, Wyoming for stealing horses and possibly for running a protection racket among the local ranchers there. He was imprisoned in the Wyoming State Prison in Laramie, Wyoming for 1 year.
Butch Cassidy's childhood home in Utah:

What could be easier!
Crockpot Peachy Dump Cake
  • 2 14 1/2 oz Cans of Peach Pie Filling
  • 1 t Lemon Juice
  • 1 Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1/2 c Pecans Chopped
  • 1/2 c Butter Melted
  • Garnish: Ice Cream
  • Spray crock pot with cooking spray
  • Pour in pie filling
  • Drizzle lemon juice on top
  • Mix together cake mix, melted butter and pecans in a bowl
  • Place mixture evenly over top of pie filling
  • Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours
  • Serve with ice cream
Historically this date......
1960 – Cold WarU-2 Crisis of 1960 – Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that his nation is holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers.

1964 – Pacific Air Lines Flight 773, a Fairchild F-27 airliner, crashes near San Ramon, California, killing all 44 aboard; the FBI later reports that a cockpit recorder tape indicates that the pilot and co-pilot had been shot by a suicidal passenger.

1998 – Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history.

2004 – American businessman Nick Berg is beheaded by Islamic militants. The act is recorded on videotape and released on the Internet.

And births this date include....
1885 – George 'Gabby' Hayes, American actor (d. 1969)
1901 – Gary Cooper, American actor (d. 1961)
1922 – Darren McGavin, American actor (d. 2006)
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


National Teacher Appreciation Day, also known as National Teacher Day, is observed on the Tuesday of the first full week in May.  In 2019, National Teacher Day will take place on May 7th.  This day is part of Teacher Appreciation Week, which is the first full week in May of each year.
The National Education Association describes National Teacher Day  as a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives.”  

Teachers play a critical role in educating and shaping our children: the future leaders of our country.  They are kind, patient, hard-working, dedicated and understanding professionals that mold our children’s lives in a positive direction.  We entrust our children with the teachers, and they affect their lives on a daily basis.
It is time to say Thank You to the exceptional teachers that you know.  Let them know that they are appreciated for all that they do.
Political and educational leaders began discussions for a day to honor teachers in 1944.  In 1953, Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim National Teachers’ Day.  Congress declared March 7, 1980, as National Teacher Day. The National Education Association continued to observe Teacher Day on the first Tuesday in March until 1985 when the National PTA established Teacher Appreciation Week as the first full week of May.  The NEA Representative Assembly then voted to make the Tuesday of that week National Teacher Day.